Jim Benedict, talking to Pirates' farm director Kyle Stark.
Yesterday I posted the first part of my interview with Pittsburgh Pirates Minor League Pitching Coordinator Jim Benedict. Part one focused on his job duties as a pitching coordinator, as well as some of the philosophies in the Pirates' system. Part two will focus more on individual players. As I mentioned in part one, this interview was conducted near the end of Spring Training, so some parts of the questions and answers will be a bit dated, although the rest of the answers give a good look at the individuals.
Read Part One Here
Jeff Locke is a guy who started out in high-A last year, and there's talk about him starting off in AA, with him being optioned there out of big league camp. Is he going to start in AA?
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